Pakistan summons Indian envoy, lodges protest over deaths of Hindu Pakistanis in India

Pakistan summoned Indian Charge d’affaires to lodge strong protest over the death of 11 Hindu Pakistanis in Jodhpur, India.

Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Indian envoy to voice serious concerns over the death of 11 Pakistani Hindus including women and children under mysterious circumstances in Indian state of Rajhastan in village Haridasot, Jodhpur on August 9 2020.

The Foreign Office highlighted that despite repeated requests by the High Commission for Pakistan in New Delhi for details regarding the tragic incident, the Indian government has repeatedly refused to address the issue along with refusal to share any substantial details and evidence regarding the matter.

“The daughter of the deceased head of the family, Shrimati Mukhi has made highly concerning statements, implicating the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in the murder of her father,” said the statement issue by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The deceased were purportedly killed after they refused to spy for Indian intelligence agency against Pakistan, it noted.

“The victims of Jodhpur Incident were Pakistan nationals, it was incumbent upon the government of Pakistan to be fully aware of the circumstances under which its nationals died in India,” added the FO statement.

Pakistan has urged India to carry out a comprehensive investigation into the matter, provide access to Pakistan High Commission to the surviving member of the concerned family. The Indian government has been asked to share the copies of the FIR, initial investigation report and to facilitate Pakistan’s representative’s presence during the post-mortem procedure of the deceased Pakistani nationals.